Category Archives: 1. People

Mike Giresi, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises

In this interview, Mike Giresi, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, Principle Two, IT Infrastructure, Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Digital Transformation journey at Royal Caribbean
  • Importance of Executive sponsorship for IT
  • Role of CIO to as an interconnector between Enterprise strategy and IT implementation
  • Value of technology from a customer point of view
  • IT’s ability to gain customer feedback in a B2C organization
  • The needs of Data management and analytics
  • Implications of shadow IT
  • Bleeding technology trends for IT
  • Relevance of cross functional teams to help push innovation within IT forward

The CIO’s First 100 Days Series Summary in Forbes

This summary page provides access to the multi-part CIO’s First 100 Days series in Forbes
The CIO’s First 100 Days series in Forbes explores what the CIOs at some of the world’s most recognizable firms did, and what they could have done differently at the onset of their tenure.

Mark Settle, CIO of Okta

Mark Settle, CIO of Okta
Peter High interviews Mark Settle, CIO of Okta. They discuss the importance of setting up talented teams with strong leaders without creating single points of failure; how financial management within IT helps build credibility with various business functions; how IT should build towards non-transactional relationships with business partners to influence collaboration; and how IT helps Okta to build and leverage relationships with CIOs at different companies, as well as a variety of other topics.

Rob Nail, Chief Executive Officer of Singularity University

Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University
Peter High interviews Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University. They discuss the accelerating pace of technology progress, why current frameworks are insufficient for keeping pace with these changes and the need for creative, long-term thinking, how corporations can take advantage of new technologies and shift to an abundance mindset, among a variety of other topics.

Susan Swart, CIO, International Monetary Fund, CIO, International Monetary Fund

Peter High 11/21/16 This is one in a series of interviews with financial services CIOs conducted in collaboration with CIO Straight Talk magazine. Read additional articles by other technology executives at www.straighttalkonline.com. Susan has been the Chief Information Officer of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2012. As CIO she is responsible for the provision […]

Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder of XPRIZE and Singularity University

Peter Diamandis, Co-FOunder of XPRIZE and Singularity University
Peter High interviews Peter Diamandis, Co-FOunder of XPRIZE and Singularity University. They discuss Peter’s journey as an entrepreneur and innovator, and his lifelong interest in space, accelerating pace of technology progress and the opportunities and threats they this poses for companies, best practices for accelerating innovation, Peter’s views on artificial intelligence, among a variety of other topics.

Business CIO Series Summary in Forbes

This summary page provides access to the multi-part Business CIO series in Forbes
The Business CIO series in Forbes explores the growing trend of non-IT executives taking on the role of CIO upon ending their tenures as executives of other business functions.

Beyond CIO Series Summary in Forbes

This page is the hub to the ongoing Beyond CIO series in Forbes
The most talented IT executives are advancing beyond CIO to take on the very top leadership positions of companies. In this new series, Peter High profiles examples of this promising trend for current IT leaders.

CIO-Plus Series Summary in Forbes

This summary page provides access to the multi-part CIO-Plus series in Forbes
The CIO-Plus series in Forbes explores the trend of CIOs who are taking on more C-level titles. Most CIOs where many hats. The good news is, those hats are getting more strategic.

Board-Level CIO Series Summary in Forbes

This summary page provides access to the multi-part Board-Level CIO series in Forbes
The Board-Level CIO series in Forbes explores what the CIOs at some of the world’s most recognizable firms did that led to inclusion of the CIO seat at the organization’s board